Michigan Environmental Report
Legislation that essentially gives a free pass for large water withdrawals and eliminates public input on large water withdrawals is on a fast track in the Michigan House of Representatives, receiving a hearing within a week of being introduced.
Michigan Environmental Council praised the clean energy goals set by Consumers Energy in their sustainability plan released today.
"An 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions is exactly the kind of forward-thinking goal we need to create a clean energy future for Michigan," said Michigan Environmental Council President Chris Kolb.
Michigan Environmental Council applauds environmental priorities in Gov. Snyder’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget
Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) praised Governor Snyder's focus on new programs to protect human health and the environment in his Fiscal Year 2019 budget announced today.
“Governor Snyder’s renewed call for a Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI) replacement highlights the critical importance of investing in environmental cleanup,” said Chris Kolb, Michigan Environmental Council president.
Michigan Environmental Council praised Governor Snyder’s drinking water infrastructure improvement plan announced Thursday on Environment & Infrastructure Week.
“Surrounded by the world’s greatest freshwater resources, all Michiganders deserve clean, reliable drinking water, but after years of neglect our drinking and wastewater infrastructure is in dire need of repair,” said Chris Kolb, MEC president.
Michigan Environmental Council applauded Governor Snyder’s call for a replacement of the Clean Michigan Initiative (CMI) on Tuesday.
"Governor Snyder’s call for a CMI replacement highlights the critical importance of investing in environmental clean up," said Chris Kolb, MEC president.
The Michigan Environmental Council (MEC) issued the following statement in opposition to SB 652 and SB 653, two bills that would delegate Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s rulemaking and permit authority -- some of the most important functions in state government -- to individuals that represent the regulated industries.
MEC pilots CSA shares as a tool to fight childhood obesity and hunger
While legislative advocacy will always be at the heart of Michigan Environmental Council’s work, we’ve learned that sometimes we have to roll up our sleeves and lead on-the-ground pilots to support our policy goals. Nowhere has this been truer than our work on childhood obesity and healthy food access.
After issuing standards on PFAS, agency aims to surrender its ability to issue similar protections in the future
On Tuesday, Jan. 9, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued new limits on allowable levels of PFAS — a class of manufactured chemicals — in drinking water and set standards for the clean up of contaminated sites. However, in a separate action, the DEQ attempts to surrender its authority to issue similar environmental protections in the future.